Artificial Intelligence Improves America’s Food System

Technology is everywhere in the 21st century, and America’s food system is no exception.

Scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), at the University of California (UC) – Davis, have joined forces with over 40 researchers from six organizations to form an institute that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to create the next-generation food system. The team, led by UC Davis, also includes UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The project is funded by a $20 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

“The AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS) is dedicated to accelerating the use of artificial intelligence to optimally produce, process, and distribute safe and nutritious food,” said Dr. Danielle Lemay, a USDA research molecular biologist at WHNRC. Click here to learn more.